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expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that
is kidnapped and then forced to help rob the bank. >>> comedian stephen colbert took his tookt capitol hill to talk about illegal immigrant farm workers. >>> the top drug enforce many agency wants everybody to clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend. >>> the redskins still don't know who their starting left tackle will be. they do say they're ready for sam bradford, the number one overall pick. plus the terps want to get back on track against florida international tomorr >>> in florida, they're still trying to sortout a bank robbery that ban the at the apartment of a bank teller. according to investigators, the two men broke in around midnight. they held the teller and his father. then they strapped a bomb to his chest. two of the robbers took him to the bank and forced him to open the vault. the third suspect stayed behind with the teller's father. eventually all three of the robbers got away. it is not clear just how much money they got. nobody was injured. >>> sarah shourd is the american hiker who spentore a year in iran. we have gotten word that she met with mahmoud ahmadinejad
showtime. comedi stephen colbe appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. day is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> goomorning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watchg "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe bause it was awkward at times. colbert not the first celebrity to testify before congre
stephen colbert will be considered an expert on agriculture. why he testifies before congress. >> fresh off his experience in t gulf. retired admiral thad allen bringing important lessons to students. >> and next, capitals fans will get their chance to go behind >>> the capitals and pittsburgh penguins get ready for the winter classic at heinz field. hbo will follow the two teams around and air four hourlong epides. they will feature behind the scenes of the caps and pens and leading up to the 2011 winter classic. for those of you who need their hockey fix, do not worry. hard to believe opening night for washington is just two weeks away. >>> unbelievable. comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today. he is set to testify on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he focused on the united farm workers take our job. he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> and what happens in michelle rhee leaves her job for d.c. schools. >>> and virginia carries out the rare execution of a woman. >>> and news for metro Ñq four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired a
known as stephen strasburg but dan y espinoza is expected to be part of the nationals future for years to come. he made his first career start today. he also got his first career home run. niger morgan back in the lineup after appealing his previous eight-game suspension. he could be out for 15 games. he's here in center field making the nice catch on the little knuckleball. he's telling everybody about it. you see that thing moving all other the place, but i still made the case. top three, danny espinosa going the other way and this one is gone. the first big league home run of danny's career, puts the nationals up 1-0. bottom five, nationals down 5-1. a rough night for starting pitcher lavon hernandez. leaves it up for pedro alvarez and he takes it all the way to the wall. two runs score. he gives up eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. help is on the way, call the bullpen. nationals fall 8-5 to pittsburgh. >>> stephen strasburg did have successful tommy john surgery in l.a. today. it could be four months before he picks up a baseball and a year to a year and a half before he returns
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
>>> comedy central host stephen colbert testified on capitol hill today he spoke beforean immigration subcommittee about illegal immigrant farm workers. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so few americans are clamoring to begin an exciting career as seasonal migrant field worker. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american, then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuen in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> republicans said colbert mocked their process and privately some democrats worried the spectacle would withstand some concerns about voter distrust in washington. >>> the federal drug administration wants to curb drugs by take-back day. they want people to be encouraged to return drugs at locations worldwi with no questions asked by tomorrow. to find locations you can go to our web site and search "dea." >>> there was a special delivery in a hospital by iowa that took a lot of people by surprise. amanda berger was not feeling well on wednesday morning. she decided to go to the hospital. doctors took her in
the gas escaped. stephen slater's dramatic exit was his last at jetblue. the airline carrier announced slater no longer works for the company. last month slater gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers. he got frustrated after a passenger hit him and refused to apologize. he faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and recless endangerment. >> as the east coast enjoys a beautiful hurricane weekend, the worst hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. it only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. it caused relatively little damage but it is being blamed for a death in nova scotia where it brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain. forecasters are turning their attention to the gul of mexico where a tropical depression is forming, and it could become tropical storm hermin later today. it's bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to southern texas. let's bring in tom kierein. this has been an active season so far. man. >> this is the peak of our season too,
. >>> still ahea toght stephen colbert cracks up congress today. how he added a little sarcasm to the serious subject of immigration reform. >>> it's called the judgment room. a local company gives interns five minutes to sell themselves. the real test happens the second they step through door. >>> plus, a man uses an unusual weapon to scare away a bear. a story that will leave you >>> residents are onlert after wake up to find a bear roaming the streets. it was spotted here hillard street riht behind the john pool middle school. bear sightings are not uncommon in maryland but official with the state's department of natural resources say the sightingshave been up in recent year they say people should get bears distance and respectful not food. >>> brewing beer under a full moon and some seniors e hoping they have all the right moves to make it as a miami heat dancer. all stories that make you say what? there's a bear in mtana who might be just as scared of vegetables as young kids. the other night a woman let her dogs outside but noticed a bear coming down the hill. sh screamed and the bear s
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that allows them to track their every move. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert a bringing big business to washington. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work meanopportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record invements our classroom.. doubled the number of chaer schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts sawe nowave the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can changethat a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it frochina. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity sta
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
to see what routes are affected. >>> a neighborhood dispute about a speed bump. stephen karp was found tied up and shot to death in his he i springfield. hisneighborhood, david patten has been arrest and charged. court records show that he was arrested for asslting carr back in june, he was upset with him to have a speed bump put in front of his house. >> neighbors can't get along sometimes. a silly thing like a speed hump can cause a agedy like this. doesn't make sense, does it? >> david patent has been charged with murder. held without bond. >> president obama, why he was address the nation's school children for the second year in a row. >> how they plan to help the victims of the deadly fire. and hurricane igor now a major storm. stay with us, we will be right back. >>> check out this video, this is another view of the natural gas explosion. they have been ecking all their lines, after an explosion destroyed 40 homes. the line was inspected twice in the last year. the utility company set aside money to help the residents recover. > president obama speech will be broadcast to schools
. ♪ >> okay. what do you think of that? >> she sunds like stephen tyler but hoarse. >> you think she should try something else? >> yes. i feel bad for her, honestly. >> send her a not talk talk about it on the roompt. >> yes. >> i will be looking for the > continental and unit read geing together, and lawmakers are fighting for more tax breaks, courtney reagan joins u with that and more. >> we started the day up slightly, wrapping up the trading, a couple of hours left to goto see if we will close in the red or turn to the green. it could be partly due to earnings we saw last night from oracle and research in motion, texas instruments, we saw asian markets rise overnight, europe, positive. we got consumer price index that did rise in lpaugust, that is according to the government figure. inflation, still not a huge problem. consum stiment below expectation, i think it is no surprise there is a lot of fear out there in the marke place. and a witching day, contracts for stock and expire. we were up earlier, and now we are down. not by huge links. accounting for some of that shareholders have v
and describes it as an event for people who find shouting is annoying. stephen colbert will host a counter rally to keep fear alive. to counter stewart's dark forces of optimism. he says truth that comes from the gut and not from bks. these planned rallies come on the heels of the big glenn beck rally and that rally he in commemoration of dr. martin luther king's i have a dream speech. now the two rallies annoued this week could well provide some much-needed comic relief for a city and certainly for a nation broiled in tense political back and forthright ow. we did find one local resident who said she probably would attend. >> yeah, i think that could be a relief especially here where thin can get pretty tense and in light of glenn beck. some people would enjoy laugh and another way to look at things. >> reporter: a lot of the brouhaha surroundi the last rally was the date. the beck rally was held the grounds of the lincoln merial on the anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream speech. well, colbert and stewart say they have chosen october 30th because they are dates of no particular significan
stunt captured the heart of working americans all over was in court today. >> stephen slater used a few choice words before he pulled the string and escaped down the plane's emergency exit chute. today he appeared in court for a brief hearing on criminal mischief charges. attorneys on both sides say a plea deal is in the works. that deal could get him community service instead of jail time. jetblue suspended him after the incident. he has since then been fired. >>> michaele salahi is denying reports that she is going to bare it all for "playboy." tmz said the 44-year-old was supposed to pose for the magazine. a spokesperson for the salahis said that is a rumor. she is auctioning the red and gold sari style she wore to president obama's state dinner. >>> taking advantage of the unemployed. with so many people desperate for work, new scams are around. for those who do their job search online are at risk. >> what if you could pay a fee and drive as fast as you want to drive? one politician wants to make that legal. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of o
facility in louisiana for analysis. >>> flight attendant stephen slater's dramatic exit from an airplane was his last. they announced slater no longer works for the company. he gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers in hand. he said he got frustrated after a passenger hit him with luggage and refused to apologize. now slater faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and reckless endafrpgerment. >> the worst blow hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. the once powerful category 4 hurricane only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. earl is however blamed for a death in nova scotia where the storm brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain forecasters are turning their attention to the gulf of mexico where a tropical depression is forming. it could become tropical storm hermine later today. it is bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to northeastern mexico and southern texas. >> what are we looking at for labor day? >> breaking news, we now have hermin
about two dozen students on the bus from st. stephen school in alexandria. >>> we'll check in with jerry edwards and fi out how traffic is moving. >> authorities are still up there and the investigation on that river road accident does continue. may find a lane or two blocked but progress is being made. should be out of the roadway hopefully in short order. let's head into town. update you on the latest information along 16th street, seeing the building fire. this morning during thooigt of all the activity, the 16th corridor was completely closed arou columbia road up towards irving street northwest. traffic is able to get by here in the midday both directs but under police direction. georgia avenue, 14th street a viable alternative. let's see how we're doing elsewhere. capital beltway looking pretty good. here's the inner loop. a little bit below the speed limit. leaving springfield up to 6 we spotted crews working around the area on some of the interstates on the beltway, parts of 270 working to clear the storm drains in preparation fo all that rain. keep an eye out for that. . >>> cla
stephen colbert is on capitol hill. "the colbert report" host is testifying on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he has focused on the united farm workers take our jobs campaign. he spent a day last month picking vegetables. will be making a more high-profile visit to washington next month. it is the beginning of stinkbug season. there are reports of them all across our area. it's actually cled the shield bug because of its shape, but better known as a stinkbug because of the distinct smell. ty get a natural cue to head toward shelter to prepare for winter. one local pest control company says they've been receiving more calls than ual. experts say the bugs have come all the way from china. they have no natural predators, so they can live for months. yikes. >>> 116 is your time, 89 degrees to come. still to come an end of an era, the last old-schol light bulb factory in the country. >>> and how teachers are using nontraditional teaching measures tonspire their students. >>> it still fee like summer outside. tom is back with your forecast in just a moment. stay wit ring rin
. it stars robert de niro, stephen segal and jessica alba. it's rated r. we have time for a special checi on the forecast. >> sounds like a plan. catch the movie today. this Ñiafternoon. then all the outdoor stuff you want to do, the weather is going to be pe with this --+5á sunshine returning. this is a live camera view of delaware where the temperature is 77 degrees. on the far right and bottom, the wind gusts so far today, up toa. waves don't look too bad now. they will be picking up. ocean city. up to eight in ten feet. in virginia beach, they are around 20. it's where the center of the storm isxd now. it's east of virginia beach. downgraded now, 85 miles an hour winds. it's still a hurricane, earl. it's moving away to the north and northeast. moving toward us, it's cape cod and nantucket that gets the worst of the storm. temperatures in the 80s. it's going to cool us down for the weekend.ñr 88 is the high temperature today. quick look at the beaches, again. sunshine returns. saturday at the beach, 80 degrees. a cool water temperature. tomorrow morning, we start at 65. a high tempe
to restore sanity and stephen colbert's rival "march to keep fear alive." that's more than twice the estimates. they amended the number of their peit application. that permit has not been approved yet. and t park says no deadline has been set for finalizing it. >>> you won't have to wait until those rallies for some big laughs, thoh. tonight is the season premiere of nbc thursday's comedy lineup. >> what is it exactly that separates man from animal? >> divorce. >> reporter: the season premiere of "community" shows a side of betty white we haven't seen befo. >> her character is the sweetest, most dangerous person on our campus. >> reporter: she's also the greendale gang's new anthropology teacher. and talk about teaching a lesson. >> i respect you. >> i hope your children never have to take class from her because she's a little weird. >> reporter: it's almost as weird as seeing jack don donaghy with a beard. >> he's such a nice guy, easy going to have around, you almost forget he's a giant movie star. >> that's as clear as i can make it. >> reporter: season seven of "the office" m
know when stephen strasburg will go under th rnlgs stephen strasburg will finally undergo elbow surgery this friday. the national pitching prospect will have the operation in los angeles. it is better known as tommy johns surgery and will keep him out of action for 12 to 18 months. he hurt himself back on august 21st pitching against the phillies. nats manager rizzo says he is dealing with the injury like a professional. >>> make sure you get your zs or you could have life threatening consequences. the researchers at penn state found men with chronic insomnia were at greater risk to death. the risk soared for men who had diabetes or high blood pressure. researchers found not enough sleep makes focus and concentration difficult during the day and young adults have a higher chance of depression and anxiety. teens who lack sleep also tend to eat more fatty foods and snacks. >>> got to sleep. 5:26 is your time. coming up, the president announces the end of combat in iraq and refocuses on the problems here at home. >>> misunderstandings that may be what led to detaining two men who had rathe
industry. stephen, good morning, i apologize, i was running. >> running is good for you. >> running innd out. why did you write this book? because i thought this was an enormous accomplishment by the obama administration. a singular accomplishment for which there was a beginning, a middlend almost an end and i thought the country deserved to understand. >> you're a guy who does not need the money, you do not need the attention, you don't need trouble and you know tha you have talked about se of the things in this book that are going to capture some headlines and as a smart guy, you knew those would capture attention. did you think about it? >> i thought people would take a look at the book in its entirety. it was not some effort to telltales or talk out of school. >> but youo include some anecdotes of some interactions that you had with some key members of the administration. rahm emanuel denies some of the things tha you say he said in the book, but one thing in particular you talk about buy it was important to bail out gm is that there were thousands of union jobs. and you say heaid bl
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